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Do you have a problem with slugs in the garden? Janice Stillman, editor of The Old Farmer's Almanac, has some tricks up her sleeve.

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Wow! Never knew these

By carino

Wow! Never knew these methods of dealing with slugs. Thanks.

My composters, I have 2

By ClaireW

My composters, I have 2 beehive types, seem to be slug nurseries. So, every evening I check the outer walls of the composters for slugs heading out to the yard. I scoop them up with an old spoon and drop them into my 'Pot of Death', half filled with water, a handful of Epsom Salts, and a squirt of dish detergent. Instant death. A satisfying way to end the day!

I have done some raised bed

By cassyopia

I have done some raised bed gardens this year and found that a 1/2 inch wide strip of copper all the way around keeps slugs and snails out of my raised beds.

A great idea. However, copper

By Almanac Staff

A great idea. However, copper can be expensive. Thanks for this tip!

I didn't see the slugs on the

By rkshummingbird

I didn't see the slugs on the board. I wanted to see the slugs on the board.

Ah, if only we could show

By Almanac Staff

Ah, if only we could show you. Circumstances (time) were such that we had to do this video in one afternoon. There was not time to put out the board and come back the next day. Our goal here is to provide ideas for eliminating or reducing a common pest in the garden. We use the resources that are available (time is one of them). Thanks for your interest. If you try the boards, let us know how it goes.

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